Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa has shone for the club this season, and this has seen many praise him. One to do so is former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips.
What Phillips had to say about Konza
Phillips piled on the praise for the centre-back as he told Football Insider: “He’s been at the heart of everything Villa have done this season. He’s been excellent with Mings, they haven’t been breached too much this year.
“I haven’t seen too many players give him the run-around. To believe he was only at Charlton a few years ago. To come to the Premier League and to do what he’s done after they had a difficult season last year is brilliant.
“Naturally, when you get big clubs sniffing around, you’re probably going to get offered a new deal. It happened to me at Sunderland, the club came and said: ‘We want to offer you a new deal. I’m pretty sure that’s gonna happen before the end of the season if he keeps performing the way he is.”
Konsa is vital for Villa
Konsa has been a vital asset for the club this season, playing in 20 Premier League games, and establishing himself as Tyrone Mings’ partner at the back.
The Athletic also recently reported that Konsa is on Gareth Southgate’s radar ahead of a possible England call-up, which shows that his good performances are not going unnoticed. Therefore it is understandable to see him receive such praise and make Phillips think Villa will offer him a new deal.
The £10.8m valued ace is still only 23 years-old, so has a bright future ahead, and therefore the club need to make sure they can keep him at the club for as long as possible so that they can build and progress into a consistent top half team.
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